MILITARY SPOTLIGHT - A person holding a sign - John McCain

MILITARY SPOTLIGHT

Jekeydon “Jake” Pratcher U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class We at Keys Weekly have for a long time considered how to best honor the men and women serving in...
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HERO SPOTLIGHT – An ordinary guy who’s done extraordinary things

Fred Taylor sits at his desk at Crystal Health & Rehab Center in Plantation Key as he looks back at the day he was awarded the Medal...
Powering through Key West – Rodrick Cox: A familiar face in new, improved boat races - A man standing in front of a car posing for the camera - Car

Powering through Key West – Rodrick Cox: A familiar face in new, improved boat...

Rodrick Cox is a managing director of Race World Offshore, the organization that took over this year’s production of Key West’s offshore powerboat races. The event that churns...
Caffeine Carl: Key West’s own music man - A man wearing a hat - Sunglasses

Caffeine Carl: Key West’s own music man

He got his first guitar on Christmas Eve 1980. Never having had a lesson in his life, Carl Wagoner is entirely self-taught, but considers himself a “hack.”  Anyone...
Guess what? Habitat is still helping homeowners recover from Irma - A group of people standing next to a fence - Roof

Guess what? Habitat is still helping homeowners recover from Irma

If you live in Monroe County, you know property is expensive, reliable construction crews are rare, and that a lot of homes are still in desperate need...
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Accolades for Fern Butters’ Key lime pie, Sombrero (the vanishing) Key & Browne v....

Accolades for Fern Butters’ Key lime pie  While the lovely Barbara Cockerham is Islamorada’s current Key Lime Pie Lady, she was not the first.  The original was Fern Butters,...
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City of Marathon Turns – Celebrating two decades of local home rule

It was November 1997. People throughout the Keys watched as residents of Islamorada voted to form their own municipal government … and the Village of Islamorada became...
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Celebrating 20 years: Marathon’s roots traced back to property rights

While Marathon earned its moniker from the laborers toiling on the Overseas Railway, property rights were the main catalyst for the incorporation of the Middle Keys hamlet. “You...
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MILES TO GO – Halloween Hang-Ups

We don’t get many – or any – trick-or-treaters in my Old Town neighborhood; never have, actually, though I suppose I can’t blame parents for being reluctant...
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PINK ARMY – Inaugural bra walk in Key Largo sees large support

With bras and pink attire, a large contingent came out to take part in the inaugural American Cancer Society Key Largo Bridge Bra Walk on Oct. 20....